Senior Data Scientist

Pearson
Pearson

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Senior Data ScientistDescriptionWe are looking for a Data Scientist to join Pearson’s AI Products and Solutions team. Our mission is to enable the development of AI-first, outcome-driven products to improve learning experiences. The position provides the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research on a cross-functional team and contribute to developing products that have an impact on millions of learners around the globe. Our primary focus is currently Aida™ Calculus ( https://www.pearson.com/us/higher-education/products-services-teaching/learning-engagement-tools/aida.html ).What You’ll Do* Be responsible for defining, developing and leading a small team (2-3 direct reports) of highly skilled data scientists in collaboratively tackling an ambitious R&D agenda.* Provide technical and scientific leadership when designing a plan of execution and addressing unforeseen challenges and problems.* Lead by example and excel as a senior scientific contributor through active hands-on participation.* Collaborate and communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders and partners as well as senior management and leadership.* Assist in the creation and execution of an R&D strategy focused on developing AI capabilities that enable pioneering educational products. Help define project scope, priorities, and appropriate distribution of resources.* Accomplish results by communicating honestly; setting expectations, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; developing, coordinating, and enforcing systems and policies.QualificationsWho You Are* You have an advanced degree in a relevant field such as computer science, statistics, and data science.* You have 5 years relevant experience.* Ideally, you have prior experience leading a team.* You have strong technical and scientific prowess and experience showcasing strong coding skills using Python. Preferred experience includes git version control in shared team repositories, cloud technologies (e.g. Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform), containers (Docker), and web application development (including API, REST, JSON).* You have a passion for and demonstration of conducting research while maintaining an end-product vision.* You are skilled at Agile project planning and oversight.* You have a knack for creative problem solving, willingness to learn new technologies and skills, and ability to mentor peers.About PearsonPearson has one defining goal: to help people progress in their lives through learning. We champion innovation and we invest in models for education that deliver on our promise for effective, accessible, and personal learning from early literacy, college and career readiness to professional education, through data informed instruction and inventive applications for mobile and digital learning.Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, has global-reach and market leading businesses in education, business, and consumer publishing and is listed on the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO). For more information, visit www.pearson.com.Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.Primary Location: US-CO-CentennialWork Locations: US-CO-Centennial-2154 East Commons 2154 East Commons Avenue Centennial 80122Job: Research and DevelopmentOrganization: Global ProductJob Type: StandardShift: Day JobJob Posting: Jul 8, 2020Job Unposting: OngoingSchedule: Full-time RegularReq ID: 2006774Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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